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David Platek Charged with Felony Identity Theft for using Fake Facebook Account

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that David William Platek has been charged with felony identity theft for impersonation of Kevin P. Rice on Facebook. Platek is alleged to have used a fake...

Fausto Ortega Maldonado (DOB 11/19/1990)

Murder Charges Filed for July Stabbing Death of Paso Robles Man

Fausto Ortega Maldonado (28) has been charged with murder for the stabbing death of Primitivo Pacheco Ortega (20). Mr. Ortega’s body was found near Estrella and Hog Canyon Roads in San Miguel on...

Nathaniel Alexander Jara (DOB 12/21/1997), Gabriel Luis Garay (DOB 07/04/1998), Robert Joseph Garay (DOB 07/20/1991)

Murder Charges Filed Against Three Defendants for Oceano Gang Shooting

Robert Joseph Garay (28), Gabriel Luis Garay (21), and Nathaniel Alexander Jara (21) have been charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of Daniel Fuentes (41) in Oceano on April 2...

Message from District Attorney Dan Dow

No Charges Filed Against Skeeter Mangan For Possessing Police Chief’s Misplaced Firearm

District Attorney Dan Dow announced that no charges will be filed against Mr. Skeeter Carlos Mangan, of Los Osos, CA, for taking and possessing a Glock .380 firearm that was mistakenly left by San...

Beau Even Brigham, dob 5-1-1986, booking photo.

Jury Convicts Beau Evan Brigham of Soliciting the Murder of his Step-Mother

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a San Luis Obispo County jury found Riverside, California resident Beau Evan Brigham (33) guilty of soliciting the murder of his step-mother using a...

Jim Pinedo (DOB 03/20/1980)

Jim Pinedo Sentenced to Life in Prison for Domestic Violence Related Attempted Murder with a Firearm

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Jim Pinedo (38) has been sentenced to 14 years plus 25 years to life for attempted murder with a firearm and other domestic violence related charges.